Two silver awards for Voice Weavers
TWEED acapella choir group Voice Weavers has returned from a trip to Vietnam with two silver awards.
The third Vietnam International Choir Competition was held in the township of Hoi An and the Weavers came second in the Folklore and Mixed Choir categories.
Their musical director, Brett Logan, was beaming on stage as he was handed the trophy and framed certificate.
"The choir had worked very hard in the lead-up to the competition," Mr Logan said.
"I threw all sorts of things at them - challenging arrangements, tricky choreography, and a lot of notes and lyrics to memorise in a short space of time.
"They rose to the challenge, and I was so pleased that the majority of Voice Weavers were able to travel and enjoy the experience."
But getting all 30 members of the Weavers to Hoi An had some challenges.
The choir was split when 10 members of the group were stranded in central Vietnam after their flight was cancelled.
Luckily enough they chartered a rickety bus to Hoi An.
They travelled through the night to arrive in time for the first competition performance.
"Unfortunately, a third of the choir missed the competition's opening concert, but their fellow choristers did them proud and didn't let it faze them," Mr Logan said.